Anura Kumara Dissnayake named JVP Leader

MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake

MP Anura Kumara Dissnayake has been unanimously elected as the new Leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (People’s Liberation Front) at the party’s 7th National Convention held at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium today.

The vociferous JVP Parliamentarian was among the forerunners to take the top post in the party after Somawansa Amarasinghe had offered to step down from the leadership at a politburo meeting due to the declining electoral fortune of the party.

A new Central Committee consisting of 30 members was also elected unanimously while the policy framework of the JVP under the theme ‘Our Vision’ was also adopted at the convention.

The Central Committee is to meet later and elect a General Secretary, Information Secretary, Financial Secretary, Administrative Secretary, International Secretary, National Organizer and a Political Bureau.

The following members were elected for the Central Committee of the party:

• Somawansa Amarasinghe
• Tilvin Silva
• Anura Dissanayaka
• Vijitha Herath
• Lal Kantha
• Bimal Ratnayaka
• Sunil Handunneththi
• Jinadasa Kithulegoda
• R. Chandrasekar
• Lakshman Nipunarachchi
• Nihal Galappaththi
• Samantha Vidyaratna
• Mahinda Jayasinghe
• Nalinda Jayatissa
• Gamini Ratnayaka
• Wasantha Piyatissa
• Attorney at Law Sunil Watagala
• Samanmalee Gunasinghe
• H.P. Dhammika
• Chandrika Adhikary
• Wasantha Samarasinghe
• Samantha Koralearachchi
• Sumathipala Manawadu
• M.D. Wijeratna
• Sisira Kumara Wahalathanthri
• Namal Karunartna
• Nalin Hewage
• T.B. Sarath
• Sudath Balagalla
• Janaka Adhikary

(Courtesy: Ada Derana)

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